My main interest is in modelling electricity and transport networks and markets, how they respond to policy decisions and how (new) technologies will change their functioning. I use these to:
- Analyse interactions between electricity, financial and carbon markets, and especially the the role that financial markets play in mitigating investment risk in electricity.
- Investigate optimal market design for energy markets
- Quantify the benefits of new technologies, including renewables, storage, and grid technology in electricity systems and markets, and analysis of the revenue streams available to investors in these new technologies.
In all of the above, I often use optimisation or equilibrium models. I also have an interest in further developing these models and their solution methods, especially stochastic and risk-averse modelling methods.
I am interested in a wide range of applications, including in the US, UK, mainland Europe, Chile, as well as the developing world where markets and/or physical energy systems are still underdeveloped.
I am Co-investigator in the UK National Centre for Energy Systems Integration, work package leader of the energy markets and policy work in the EU-funded ENSYSTRA Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Co-investigator in the EPSRC-funded "Realising Energy Storage in Low-Carbon Networks" project, as well as Co-I and PI of several smaller projects. I work part-time at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science in London, where I look at quantifying the value of new data sources in energy markets.